New Director Bootcamp

KBA New Director Bootcamp

Kristi Vetter and Dr. Alex Wimmer


The New Director Bootcamp will take place on July 21st during the Kansas Bandmasters Association Summer Convention at the Airport DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Wichita.

Directors are invited to submit nominations by April 30, 2021 in the KBA Members site.
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Building Better Bands for Kansas

The purpose of this bootcamp is to provide useful information to new band directors as they prepare for the upcoming school year! This one-day event is designed to cover a broad range of topics from assessing your program, navigating KSHSAA and KMEA events, Q&A with second year and veteran teachers, and so much more. Directors in their first through third year are welcome, though the bootcamp is geared mostly towards first year directors.

New Director Bootcamp Letter

How to Get Connected
Registration will open in March and is FREE for new directors. A director will need to be a member of the Kansas Bandmasters Association. The first year of your KBA membership will also be FREE. Lunch will be provided FREE of charge for band directors entering their first year! Create a new account and membership at the following link:

Once a KBA account has been created, a new member can login and register for the KBA Summer Convention. New members receive a discount, and the cost of the three-day convention is only $30. Follow this link to register for the Kansas Bandmasters Association Summer Convention:

This is an excellent opportunity to start your career with some of the best teachers, leaders, and mentors in the state standing by your side. We hope to see you in Wichita on July 21!

Schedule at a Glance
7:00-7:30am – Registration/Meet-and-Greet
7:30-11:30am – Morning Sessions
11:30am-12:30pm – Lunch
12:30-4:30pm – Afternoon Sessions
5:30-6:30pm – Senseney BBQ Dinner
7:00 – Evening Gathering and Concert Starts

For a detailed schedule follow the link below

New Director Bootcamp Schedule